Hot air coming from dashboard vent


#1

Today I turned on my car and heard a sound like water flowing down a pipe, then I started to feel the car getting warm, but no hot air coming from the vent. I felt the dash board and it felt very warm, and very warm air coming from the dashboard vent.
What could cause this to happen?


#2

Confused, you say no hot air from the vent, then you say very warm air from the vent. Which is it?

How did you “feel the car getting warm” ?


#3

More than likely blend door. What kind of car, make, model, year and better description of the problem.


#4

Like BillRussell I’m confused by the hot air - warm air thing too. The gurgling sound is probably air pockets mixed with coolant flowing through your heater core possibly due to a low coolant level.


#5

Its a 2006 toyota corolla LE. The vent on top of the dashboard, (windshield defroster) not the vents facing me. I placed my hand on top of the dashboard and felt very warm air coming from this vent. As I am driving the car gradually gets warmer & warmer.
I placed my hands on top of the dashboard and it was very, very warm.


#6

There is a little motor that moves the air from the vent to defrost. The little motor is bad. You also need to check your antifreeze level. That is the gurgling you hear.


#7

Is it safe to drive the car while this air is coming from the windshield defroster? Also, is that motor expensive to change?


#8

It should be safe to drive but first check your coolant ( anti freeze ) level.